We took a short vacay last week. The little boys have been wanting to see the dolphins for a while. So, we road tripped to San Antonio. Let's just say that driving isn't our family's biggest skill---took forever to get there! Several potty breaks were needed.
|In front of Sea World|
|This is how Dillon keeps his world in order when he's stressed--the "peace" hands. Bless his littel heart, having Sensory Integration Disorder is kind of stinky at times.|
|Splashing in the Sesame Street play area|
|Walking with Daddy|
|Mesmerized by Shamu|
|Mike got an awesome pic of me and Abby screaming as we tip down the splash ride(Abby has the hot yellow shirt on). My face looks like I'm dying. Carter-in the Texas Ranger's t-shirt is totally playing it cool--wondering why he rode with Abby and I!|
If your fam is like mine--large and broke--then you'll appreciate this info. We got a coupon out of a travel brochure for Drury Inn and Suites. Totally rocked the hotel. Now, there wasn't anything beautiful or luxurious about it. But, it had a full size fridge, a microwave, 2 queen beds, a separate living room area with love seat and recliner. For 79.99/night, we got free breakfast. They also had a 5:30 "kickback" time of refreshments. Let's just say that after our family's "kickback", they may change their policy! We ate free dinner there each night! Hot dogs, nachos, drinks, salad, chicken nuggets, macaroni....perfect for our crap ola vacation meals ;)
To top off the tightwad image of mine, I packed a cooler for Sea World. We walked to the parking lot at noon and sat in the minivan, with the back seat folded down. We had Gatorades, made sandwiches, ate chips and fruit. It was a nice break and then we went back in to Sea World--no jipped prices for us.
On a different note, if you think about it, would you say a quick prayer for Abby? She's been suffering with bad stomach pains since Sunday evening. We've done blood work twice, a sonogram, and a CT scan and can't find anything. She was much better this evening and just came in crying and holding her stomach again. Sad and frustrating!